This Black Bear Is One Smart Cookie!

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What do you do when a bear accidentally stumbles into a concrete skate park and can't climb up again? Toss in a ladder of course!

While that may sound ridiculous, that's exactly what the folks from the Parks and Recreations Department at the resort town of Snowmass, Colorado did and guess what? It worked like a charm.

The drama unfolded last week, when officials scouring the area, discovered the bear walking inside the park, unable to climb up its steep slippery walls.

That's when the workers lowered a long ladder and left the black bear to try figure it out. While it took some time, the bear eventually did and climbed up, one rung at a time - once at the top, it quickly scooted back into the woods, without a goodbye or thank you!

Colorado has a fairly large population of 'black' bears, which despite their name can be honey-colored, tan or even blond. Male bears are called boars, while females are called sows. Though they largely live off natural foods like berries, insects and nuts, the bears have been known to attack beehives and even livestock. With more humans encroaching on their territory, the bears have also learnt to forage for food from garbage and even camp supplies and can be dangerous if confronted.

sources: denverpost.com, wildlife.state.co.us

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41 Comments
  • Dj geeks Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    cookie monster but smarter
    • ru-bear Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:01 am
      that was so amazing how can a black bear do that
      • CookieSunday, July 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm
        Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • lolos112Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm
          asomes thing i ever heard.. how did he do it.. hes smart
          • nerdboyThursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:40 pm
            that is weird that is no way bear can do that
            • boss girl!Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm
              THAT IS AWSOME!
              • DaisyTuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:51 am
                Aww
                • kenz3031
                  kenz3031Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm
                  OMG!!! SOOO smart
                  • JacobMonday, October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
                    Bears are so smart
                    • personThursday, August 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm
                      Thats sad my sister cant even do that